Kit Soden

Kit Soden

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

... music that tells you the stories you like to hear, and a voice that makes it all stick...

Biography

It has been a productive couple of years for Kit Soden. It started with the release of "Like a Dancer Unstrung" in summer of 2010, which was a collaboration with author/lyricist Steven Erikson, and continued with his subsequent 25 city Europe tour in the spring/summer of 2011.
Upon his return to North America, Kit spent the rest of the summer in the Green Mountains of Vermont, recording his follow-up album "Into the Silence." Although he had been performing primarily as a duo with violinist Aliza Thibodeau, the album was conceived as full band project - guitar, bass, violin, drums - which then expanded to contain 15+ instruments, including brass quintet, harp, and church organ.
The album is set to be released in the spring of 2012, and Kit and Aliza are planning a tour of the East Coast, as well as a return to Europe in the autumn.

Lyrics

One Thread

Written By: Steven Erikson

One thread

I came walkin' in from the desert
On a cold October morn
And the clock in the tower spun backward
In that dusty prairie town
The weather vane on the steeple
Was a unicorn covered in rust
It’s been pointing north now
A hundred years (pretty much)

Now it spun a wild squeal
And followed me up the street
And I heard it say

I’ll give ya one thread for your blanket
Two threads for your soul

Ageless as the hills from where she came,
And nobody had ever heard her name
She’d watched the locomotives roll
Between piles of buffalo bones
It was an iron skull all the same
She lived in a house of rusty rail spikes
And sat in front of the door
Rocking wild in her bamboo chair

Something slithered in her eyes
Gaze tracking my every stride
She stretched out her hand

And gave me one thread for my blanket
Two threads for my soul

A man with silver studs was standing
Like Jesus Christ reborn
But there was change in his pockets
He wouldn’t give to no one
He never thought past his own opinions
He had no conscience to be torn
The heels on those cowboy boots
Well they weren’t even worn

He wished I’d just wither
Under his righteous regard
And he pointed a finger

Taking one thread from my blanket
Two threads from my soul

Now the sky looks big in this parta the world
And the sun it walks a slow slow mile
The wind it’s just God’s long breath out
And you’ll know how that never ends
But it’s talkin a blue streak all the while
When the devil under ground rises up
That weather vane spins 'round south
And the unicorn, well, he just smiles

While the twister ties one on
The devil will beguile
And with teeth’s he’s filed

Steals one thread from my blanket
Two threads from my soul

So now that town’s behind me a dusty state of mind
And this road’s the sweetest river
Through promises made of sand
There’s an angel with her thumb stuck out
Her skirt a white sail in the wind
I shivered before her warning smile
I even thought about taking a stand
Instead I just walked on past

And when our shadows crossed
God just nodded
And so tippin my hat

I gave her one thread from my blanket
Two threads from my soul

In this world and every other it’s worth remembering
What it is to stay warm
On a cold October morning
It’s only in your mind
That clocks run backward
To summers forlorn & gone
Try to recall it was this cold
On the day you were born

And she was there
Her breath so soft
Givin ya this:

One thread from her blanket
Two threads from her soul

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Words by Steven Erikson
Music by Kit Soden

Tuxedo Cadillac

Written By: Steven Erikson

Tuxedo Cadillac

Grey Man’s Tuxedo Cadillac
Keeps on rolling
Past the smokestacks
Of whatever’s churning
Round in my head

You can stand there
Wearing your certainty
You can feel it
Driving you forward
Like a big black car, babe

Now there’s a line
I heard somewhere
About dogs
Clawing at the door
But baby it’s worth knowing --
Chains can spin
For eternity
Rings can glitter
With a life of their own
And on this road
Nobody wins
Without paying
The Grey Man home

So we stood there
In this crazy dream
With our thumbs out
On a bridge above a stream

As if we knew where we’re going

And when the last
Chariot rolled past
The last wagon rocked by
When the last greyhound
Chased the rabbit around

This caddy rolls up and the window rolls down

Now there’s a line
I heard somewhere
About black dogs
Clawing at the door
But baby it’s worth knowing --
Chains can spin
For eternity
Rings can glitter
With a life of their own
And on this road
Nobody wins
Without paying
The Grey Man home

Words by Steven Erikson
Music by Kit Soden

Like a Dancer Unstrung

Written By: Steven Erikson

Like a dancer unstrung

Cut your shadow loose
And run
Like a dancer unstrung

I don’t want things to thin
I don’t want to hang by a thread
Whatever we knew
In the here and now
Don’t matter
When it’s when

You got to choose

Cut your shadow loose
And run
Like a dancer unstrung
Like a dancer unstrung

It’s the only race you need to win
The only line you gotta cross
Whatever you knew
In the there and then
Don’t matter
In the end

You got to choose

Cut your shadow loose
And run
Like a dancer unstrung
Like a dancer unstrung
Like a dancer unstrung

Words by Steven Erikson
Music by Kit Soden

Discography

Like a Dancer Unstrung - 2010
Around The Corner - 2007
Live in Montreal EP - 2009

Set List

-Like a Dancer Unstrung
-Tuxedo Cadillac
-Repear's Gale
-One Thread
-Bottomless Well
-Lay of the Bridgeburners
-Bard's Curse
-Snow Ghosts
-Looks at the World
-Intricate Patience
-Pocket of Blue
-where you come from
-highway 101
-Back on Broadway
-traffic in america
-characteristic
-Riverside
-endless
-Hummingbird
-Around the Corner
-storms
-nov 26th
-wandering sky
-the blank page
-what was it?
-Next Day
-Silver Glasses
-Unseen
-Castle Junction
-Hills of Vermont
-Scenery
-Somewhat Addicted
-Blurred Footsteps
-Mention
-WIB
-Wonder Why
-San Francisco
-crazy things
-Settings
-Flux